Calor Rural Community Fund

With £85,000 up for grabs, we’re helping rural communities like yours lead the way.

What could your community do with £5,000?

Pen to paper, paper to planning... You've found the perfect solution to better your community.

You're raring to go. But the only thing is, you've come to a financial full stop. It's situations like these that motivated us to create the Calor Rural Community Fund.

So every year we offer rural communities, that aren't connected to the mains gas grid, the chance to gain funding for incredible projects that will improve local life.

Applications are open on 10th March 2020. So, get your thinking caps on and get ready to apply for up to £5,000 of our £85,000 funding pot.

It’s all about your community and your local project.

From the buzz of a beehive fully equipped for over 80 beekeepers, to the calming hues of a refurbished living room for those living with Alzhemier’s and Dementia, Calor’s Rural Community Fund has met the needs of hundreds of people across the UK.

From the simply superb, to a well-needed refurb... We're offering grants of up to £5,000 for projects that will provide an on-going service for rural communities. And, as it’s Calor’s 85th birthday this year, we thought it was only right to bump up the funding pot to a wonderful £85,000.

Applications open on 10th March 2020, check out our terms and conditions to see if your community project ticks all the boxes. You can also register for news and updates around the fund.


What type of funding is available?

Is your community project sitting off the mains gas grid, and in the need of financial support? You can apply for funding from Calor’s Rural Community Fund to give your project the boost it deserves.

Now in the fourth year of running this amazing fund, we’re on a roll and we’re ready to put our £85,000 funding pot to work. Tell us what your community requires and we might be able to help you make an impact.

We have three levels of funding available, depending on the size of your project. We’ll be dishing out 11 x £5,000 grants, 6 x £2,500 grants and 5 x £1,000 grants to the winning rural projects. Even if you’re not a winner, every finalist will receive £500.

Don’t forget, the funding you apply for must equate to 50% or more of your total project cost.

Register for updates

If you have a great idea and you're interested in applying you can register to keep up to date. We'll let you know when it's going live so you can get started. Applications open on 10th March.